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post #1 of 4 Old 05-01-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Flag Holder

I know this is a topic way out in left field but has anyone thought of a way to carry a 3x5 flag and pole either as a disassembled unit or mounted to the luggage racks?

I'm going to go to my first patriot guard (google them if you don't know who they are) mission this weekend. Although I know it's mostly Harleys and cruisers I also know that it's not limited to them and I served as well as the next guy so I thought what the heck, I'll ride the Wee.

I have two ideas:

Idea one is to fold the flag and carry it in my topbox until I get to the event. I have no clue how to carry a flagpole though and will have to see if I can find flag pole sections that can come apart enough to fit in the box (Givi 52)

Idea two is to mount the flag pole vertically onto my sw-motech luggage racks keeping the flag rolled and banded so it's not flying the whole way to and from the event only while in the slow moving escort.

So, like I said, this is out in left field but has anyone tryed either of these or have another suggestion?


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post #2 of 4 Old 05-01-2008, 06:23 PM
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I've only seen it done once and was not paying much attention. I think he bolted a piece of angle iron into the three holes behind the passenger foot peg and then used exhaust clamps (ubolt) through one side of the angle iron and around the flag pole, or around both the angle iron and flag pole. This was not V but similar, he was just in a short parade with no passenger, don't know how it would work on the highway.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-01-2008, 09:32 PM
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I have been to a few or the Patriot Guard Rider missions. I have bought a collapsable flag pole to use with my 3x5 flag. I found a link on the PGR website that sold them. Works nice and packs small.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-02-2008, 05:32 AM
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flag pole idea

I am a PGR member who lurks here and I ride a HD. I have made a flagpole holder out of PVC pipe (about 18 inches capped on one end) and for a flag pole I use a expandable 8 foot paint pole from Home Depot. Cut the rubber grip off the bottom of the paint pole, add a sturdy key ring to the top with a flag clip to that. I then taped a second flag clip for the bottom eyelet of the flag. Slide the pole into the PVC and there you go. I secure it to the passenger back rest.

a suggestion....go to your first ride and just look at all the different ways folks mount up their flags. ask questions and take pictures. there are about as many ways to mount a flag as there are bikes. Thanks for your service too.

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